Easy and simple: Greek salad

I am currently working on adding a bit of fun to the blog so I thought to start sharing from time to time some videos instead of pics. We have filmed a lot of recipes lately and I will incorporate them very soon.

So for the first video reference tutorial I chose the Greek salad because let’s face it: who doesn’t love Feta cheese? There are billion of ways to make this salad out there but I did stick to my mom’s recipe and this is the way I now make it at home.

Ingredients (serves 2) :
-1 cup sliced cucumber
-2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
-1/2 green pepper sliced
-1/2 red onion
-8-10 olives
-1 cup feta cheese
Dressing:
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 tbsp. capers
-1 tbsp. oregano
-1/2 tsp. salt

Hope you guys enjoy! 🙂

 

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Favorite three healthy recipes from my blog

Just in case you didn’t get to see them I want to share with you guys some past recipes of the “Culinary Tuesdays” posts. These are easy and healthy. I always make them and I love them!

Enjoy!

1) Greek salad recipe

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2) Breakfast omelette

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3) Fresh salad mix

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Opa! Let’s cook some Greek food

You have no idea how much I get excited when I think about Greek food. It takes me back to my childhood where my Yiayia (grandmother) used to cook for me and I could eat anything I wanted. Nowadays I have a very limited diet but I sometimes ask my mom to cook for me some of her special dishes.

What I love about Greek food is how many vegetables are used in the recipes and I have learned to eat them all since a little girl. I did get my green on a daily basis and I still do.

I want to share my favorite Greek foods. I will try to make some of these recipes for the blog. I searched the web for some accurate recipes but stumbled upon Greek webpages. Not a good idea. So I looked further and found english alternatives for this recipes.

1) Tzatziki. This is a wonderful yogurt-cucumber dip that can be served next to a Greek salad or with roasted lamb.

greek recipe 1

http://fedandfit.com/2013/02/19/homemade-tzatziki/

2) Obviously the Greek salad. This was the first recipe on my blog. It’s easy, colorful and fun. You can serve this next to meat or chicken. You can also have it as a main dish if you wish to keep it simple.

ensalada griega lista 3

https://thegoldenlimoncello.com/2014/01/21/fresh-and-simple-greek-salad/

3) My mom still cooks this at least once a month. I love to have it for dinner or lunch. It is a good way to eat your protein and vegetables at the same time. I present you the eggplant Moussaka.

greek recipe 3

http://www.feastingathome.com/2013/03/rustic-eggplant-moussaka.html#.UcT9fpzpyYs

4) It is very difficult to find tender grape leaves to make this recipe, but once you do, it becomes heaven. Dolmathakia are stuffed grape leaves with rice.

greek recipe 2

http://greek.food.com/recipe/dolmathakia-stuffed-grape-leaves-306903

5) I left dessert for the end. My mom and my grandmother make semolina Halva all the time. My mom sometimes makes it sugar-free for my sister. This recipe is a combination of simple ingredients that taste like heaven.

greek recipe 4http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/halva-greek-semolina-pudding-raisins/

I hope you try some of this recipes!  Kali oreksi! (Bon appetit)